A bit of friction on the boat today as the skipper
thought that the crew should do some work on the boat to make us ship
shape but a mutiny led by Mr Hutton, who thought that a jolly trip into
town would be more fun, meant that I was left on my own to clean the boat
The icy tension thawed that evening at the prize
giving party when it emerged that we had we had won the "smiley miley"
competition. The objective was to guess the number of miles the
organisers had driven on the way to meet us in Bayona and clearly our strategy
of blackmailing one of the organising staff had worked as it seemed that we
had won the competition despite being only the fourth closest
The better news was that it emerged that we
had come second in the Plymouth to Bayona leg after adjusting for
handicaps, even without any money changing hands!
The celebrations went on until the early hours of
the morning with what is left of the crew from Vision. I have been
asked by "skinny dipping" Emma from Vision to pass a message to her sister
Helen. Unfortunately the evening is a bit hazy and I cannot remember what
the message was but I think that is had something to do with replacing
a lanky, davit handle throwing crew member of Bali Hai.